Atchison County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Atchison County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 16,380 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 -2.9% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 35.9 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 431.17 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 92.8% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 19.9% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 6,996 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 5.4% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Atchison County
County government
180
Atchison Hospital
Health care facility
306
Benedictine College
Liberal arts college
360
Blish-Mize Co.
Hardware wholesale
140
Bradken
Steel casting
419
Bunge Milling
Grain milling and storage
90
City of Atchison
City Government
108
Fargo Assembly of PA
Electrical wiring harnesses
220
Golden Star, Inc. Dry mop mfg., yarn 83
MGP Ingredients
Specialty products & alcohol mfg.
189
Northwest Pipe Company
Steel pipe manufacturing
129
USD 377
Public schools
131
USD 409
Public schools
318

Contact Information

City of Atchison

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum